|Barked: Fri Feb 25, '11 5:09am PST |
|I would try and find a trainer in your area that can help you with this. Sounds like he may have a bit of separation anxiety. In the meantime, I've used the clips from the end of old leashes (remove them from the nylon/leather) to secure crates closed for my foster dogs. I found the carabiners were too large and if the crate door was pulled in, there would still be enough space for them to squeeze through. If you use something smaller (like a clip for a leash or similar), they won't even be able to pull the door in.
Have you tried making the crate a positive thing for him (If not, check out the behavior and training forums for how to do this)? Give him yummy treats to keep him occupied (peanut butter kongs work best for my guy). Here's also something that helped with my dog's crate anxiety. Make the dog enter the crate on his own and wait for him to lay down and relax. Give him a kong or throw a handful of kibble into the crate. Wait for him to get interested in the treats. Then slowly and calmly shut the door. I found the more I shoved him in against his will and slammed the door in his face, the more nervous and unhappy he was in the crate.
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